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Comparison of the relationship between golf skills and records of KPGA and KLPGA
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2018;29:915-27
Published online July 31, 2018
© 2018 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

Jaejun Lee1 · Miae Park2 · Youngseuk Cho3

123Department of Statistics, Pusan National University
Correspondence to: Professor, Department of Statistics, Pusan National University, Busan, 46241, Korea. E-mail :
Received May 14, 2018; Revised June 26, 2018; Accepted July 6, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
In this study, we analyzed the golf skills affecting records of KPGA and KLPGA from 2011 to 2015, and checked the differences between the two groups. We analyzed the overall relationship between skills and records through correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. And throungh path analysis with the putting average as a mediatior, we compared the relative influence of the skills and the difference between the two groups. As a result of the analysis, the golf skill that affect the greatest influence on the score of domestic professional golfers was the green in regulation. In addition, Paths from green in regulation, scrambling and putting average to scoring average were statistically significant differences between the two groups.
Keywords : Correlation analysis, KLPGA, KPGA, linear regression, path analysis.